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Shadowfang Saturday, March 27th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month12 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
Stock hammer
32 Degrees Star Fire Bolt
Star Fire Venturi Delrin Bolt
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom
- Flatline Barrel System
- Flatline Barrel Extension
- A.C.I. Sub-Zero 6 Stage Expansion Chamber
- Harris Bi-Pod
- Double Trigger
- Dark Horizon Model 98 Lite Titanium Hammer
- A.C.I. Deluxe Pro Remote Kit
- Ricochet G2K Loader
- Custom Trigger Job
- 20 oz. Anti-Siphoned Chrome Molly Co2 Tank
Strengths: - Light
- Fast
- Makes your gun more accurate
Weaknesses: Very limited supply of the "Lite" version
Review: The Model 98 Lite Titanium Hammer is a fantastic upgrade for any Tippmann marker. Since it's made of titanium, its about half the weight of the stock hammer, which, in turn, will reduce kick back and increase rate of fire. One of the neat things about the Lite hammer is that the response trigger can't keep up with it. For me, this is cool, since I don't have the RT, but for some, it prevents them from even buying it. So when someone brags about how fast their gun is with the response, you just tell them your hammer could outshoot the RT any day... literally

Dark Horizon made a fantastic product with this one. The speed of this bolt is quite amazing considering it is only 65 dollars. They have great customer service and it ships within roughly 3 - 7 days depending on where you live.

I was quite impressed the first time I played a game with my new bolt. It actually reduced chopping and the noise of my Flatline [FLATLINES ARE INCREDIBLY LOUD], which gave my gun a more sniper - like feel. I played about 7 games and shot about a 1000 balls and only chopped like... well... I can't remember exactly, but if I had to guess I'd say I chopped around 12 balls [which is really good compared to what I was doing with the stock hammer].

The great thing about titanium is that as you use it more and more, the bolt becomes tougher and tougher. It also has an incredibly slick surface which allows the hammer to move through the gun with less friction. If you want a FANTASTIC bolt, I would recommend that you purchase one from Dark Horizon. But if you want the Lite version, I suggest you hurry up and get one before they run out.
Conclusion: I love this product!!! Go buy it and I'm sure you'll be just as impressed as I was... I think... maybe... hopefully... well... on the other hand, you might just think its a piece of crap that should have been thrown in the dumpster along with 8 track tapes. Oh well...
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, April 9th, 2004 at 4:12 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Justin The Pyro Sunday, March 28th, 2004 | 2:47 pm PST
Try typing something thats not in the description...
   

Shadowfang Saturday, April 10th, 2004 | 9:13 am PST
um... whatever
   

patdh1028 Friday, October 8th, 2004 | 8:25 pm PST
how could the hammer make yur gun more accurate, quieter, and reduce breakage? i think this person doesnt know what a hammer does in a tippman 98.
   

shaasta Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 12:49 pm PST
it makes the 98 recoil alot quieter, but you're right, no way it could make it more accurate and decrease ball breakage
   

Pattons3rd Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 | 8:35 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by shaasta
it makes the 98 recoil alot quieter,
How that work? recoil is movement, quieter is noise. that dont make no sense at all
   

shaasta Thursday, August 18th, 2005 | 5:54 am PST
because now theres around 70% less weight in movement, making less of an impact on the rear of the gun, decreasing noise
   

Flatline_azp Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 | 9:26 pm PST
He's chopping 12 out of a thousand balls and that good?!? I still have the stock bolt and I chop like, 3 out of case of 2,000...
Last edited on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005 at 9:26 pm PST
   

Mllrracin35 Saturday, September 17th, 2005 | 12:14 pm PST
i have shot about I don't how maany rounds i ahve shot and none have broken and i have the stock hammer.
   

westwrestlngguy Monday, September 19th, 2005 | 7:58 pm PST
The hammer shouldn't affect ball breakage unless it is being used in conjunction with a simple LP set-up. With less weight to throw back, the M98 can be run at a lower pressure. Only then will the ball breaks be affected.
   

FGC Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 | 12:50 am PST
Less mass = less recoil = more accurate in sustained fire.

   

wildchild7912 Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 | 12:08 pm PST
It does make sense less mass/weight slamming around not alot of force hitting the paintball=less breakage
Last edited on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 at 12:08 pm PST
   

chikin pickle Monday, March 6th, 2006 | 2:08 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by patdh1028
how could the hammer make yur gun more accurate, quieter, and reduce breakage? i think this person doesnt know what a hammer does in a tippman 98.
If you think about itthe lighter hammer would reduce recoil by lowering the weight of internal parts that are slamming back and forth in the marker. The lower recoil in turn causes less movement of the muzzle and therefore less shifting of the shots due to the muzzle moving up.

Now dude, if your tippmann is chopping balls there is something wrong with it. I have never had one chop in my tippmann no due to a defective ball or user error.
   

mjr_paranoid Monday, August 6th, 2007 | 1:37 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by wildchild7912
It does make sense less mass/weight slamming around not alot of force hitting the paintball=less breakage

NO.Not even slightly.

The hammer doesn't touch the ball, the bolt does.

Its like saying I am going to get lighter rims so I get less flat tires. You shouldn't be getting that may flattires to begin with.
   

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